Anhui Green Root Tea

Anhui Green Root Tea

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2020 Spring Harvest - Lu’an City, Anhui Province, China

A cloudy and unusual Chinese Green Tea. The pan-fried leaf of this famous green tea has a distinct melon seed shape, producing a vegetal liquor with notes of sweet potatoes and citrus juice. A mild and reviving green tea for gentle, slow mornings.

A legendary favorite tea of emperors and dignitaries including the empress Dowager Cixi and Henry Kissinger. Known for its unique single leaves, Anhui Green Root Tea is processed by pan-frying over low heat, making the leaves curl into melon-seed-like shape, with a refreshing, invigorating, and complex flavor.

Originally named Liu An Melon Seed Tea, Anhui Root Tea is a unique type of Chinese green tea produced in Liu An County in Anhui Province in the middle part of China. One of the oldest teas in China, it has been highly praised by tea connoisseurs from the Tang Dynasty and was chosen as a special gift for Henry Kissinger during his first secret visit to China in 1971.


Brewing Idea

  • 6-8g of tea per 200ml water. Boil fresh, filtered water at 75-80℃. Steep 30s. Can stretch 4-8 cups/sessions.

  • For Western-style brewing use, 3-4g and use filtered water at 75-80℃, steep for 3-4 minutes.
  • Tea Notes

    • Appearance: Cloudy, champagne hue

    • Aroma: Baked potato skin, vegetal, citrus juice

    • Flavour: Baked potato skin, lemon oil, light vegetal, cucumber

    • Mouthfeel: Thick, oily. Lingering tanginess, citrus aftertaste.  

Drinking Anhui Green Root Tea and other Chinese green teas can help reduce the risk of cancer. The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 24 times better than vitamin E. This helps your body at protecting cells from damage which is proved to be linked to cancer. In addition, it helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol. 

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